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Une troisième voie entre l’État et le marché

A third way between the State and the market

Discussion with Elinor Ostrom


M. Antona, F. Bousquet

Edition 2017

Following the trip to France by the 2009 Nobel Prizewinner in Economic Sciences, Elinor Ostrom, the authors of this work set out her teaching based on her direct interactions with the public. It is an entire critique of conventional economic theories that is expressed and a renewal of social sciences thinking that is taking place. Elinor Ostrom developed an alternative path to the State and the market in her work and experiences; this targeted desirable trajectories for the social and ecological systems.


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Living territories to transform the world

Living territories to transform the world


P. Caron, E. Valette, T. Wassenaar, G. d’Eeckenbrugge, V. Papazian

Edition 2017

What resources underpin the development of a territory? What does territorial management of resources mean? What specific characteristics and opportunities does territorial organization offer for agricultural production, regulation of sectors, and services? How are territorial public policies conceived and applied? What methods and tools can be used for territorial development? This book presents a wide range of studies illustrating how actors, scales and scopes of intervention interact in the development of rural spaces in countries of the Global South.


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Les rivieres urbaines et leur pollution

Urban rivers and pollution


L. Lestel, C. Carré

Edition 2017

Within the span of two centuries, rivers of European cities have gone from serving as the dump site for all urban waste to being a vibrant natural environment integrated into the city. This book analyses this transformation by assessing water quality, human pressure on water courses and the effectiveness of measures taken to remedy the situation. It takes an interdisciplinary look from the perspective of the environment, technology and society to shed light on the relationship that four European cities (Berlin, Brussels, Milan and Paris) have with their rivers and their transformations since the 19th century.


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Des territoires vivants pour transformer le monde

Living territories to transform the world


P. Caron, E. Valette, T. Wassenaar, G. d’Eeckenbrugge, V. Papazian

Edition 2017

What resources underpin local development? What does local management of resources mean? What specific characteristics and opportunities does local organisation offer for agricultural production, sector regulation and services? How are local public policies conceived and applied? What methods and tools are used for local development?

This book presents a whole range of studies illustrating how stakeholders, levels and areas of intervention and mechanisms interact in the development of rural areas in Southern countries.


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La loire fluviale et estuarienne

The Loire, river and estuary

A changing environment


F. Moatar, N. Dupont

Edition 2016

This book is a synthesis of twenty years of work under the Loire Grandeur Nature Plan. It describes the current body of knowledge on the functioning of the fluvial-estuary Loire River system, the effects of human activities and efforts made to maintain a lasting balance.


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Les territoires de l'eau potable

Territorial policy and drinking water

Chronicle of a silent transformation (1970-2015)


R. Barbier , A. Roussary

Edition 2016

Recent territorial reforms in France will speed up the restructuring of public services related to drinking water in major urban centres and large inter-municipal associations. Such reforms should seek ways to strengthen water security through public initiative (i.e. access to sufficient high-quality resources and the ability to protect them; sustainable maintenance of technical means in good operating conditions and water at an affordable price) while balancing rationalisation and proximity.


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L'eau en péril ?

Water at Risk?

A resource to constantly be preserved


V. Andréassian, D. Lefèvre

Edition 2016

Without water there would be no life on Earth. However, between excess and shortage, droughts and floods, against a backdrop of climate change, the water issue has become a major challenge for the 20th century. Can we continue to consume water at this pace? Will we have to reduce our daily water consumption to preserve this precious resource? How will we manage the risks associated with water and the conflicts they may cause. In a style as clear as spring water, this work gives us the essentials needed to better harness this vital resource.


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Are Groundwaters Endless?

Are Groundwaters Endless?

Ninety Keys to Understanding Groundwaters


T. Ruf, J. Margat

Edition 2014

Where does the spring water come from? Can a well be dug anywhere? What are the threats to groundwaters? To whom do they belong? What are the advantages of exploiting groundwaters rather than surface water? Are the state and availability of resources known? This book answers the potential questions about groundwaters (water tables and deep water tables). It provides an inventory of geological and technical knowledge and highlights the economic, ecological, regulatory, political and social issues of this fragile resource.


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Mountain Torrents and Rivers

Mountain Torrents and Rivers

Dynamics and Planning


D. Richard, G. Degoutte, A. Recking

Edition 2013

This guide describes and explains, with concrete examples, the dynamics and planning principles of mountain rivers and torrents. It takes stock of the major morphodynamic principles, especially sedimentary dynamics, the specific hydrology features of mountain catchment areas and mudslides. Illustrated by concrete applications of different concepts, it is designed for contracting authorities and technicians.


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Can Man Adapt to Himself?

Can Man Adapt to Himself?


G. Boeuf, J. Toussaint, B. Swynghedauw

Edition 2012

This work is a compilation of the most recent scientific thinking. It attempts to assess whether man can still adapt to the consequences of his own action on the environment and moderate his thirst for "always more".Eminent researchers present results that are sometimes alarming, often puzzling and occasionally reassuring. The work addresses in succession the biological abilities of the human species to adapt and their limits, the consequences of our activity on the environment and the margins for manoeuvre available to us. It develops premises for solutions and the scientific, ethical and philosophical interrogations they generate.

 


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